Prioritize Your Health and Fitness Amidst Your Hectic Schedule
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding time for workouts can be daunting, especially for busy women of color juggling multiple responsibilities. However, your health and well-being should always be a top priority. The good news is that you can achieve your fitness goals without hitting the gym. In this blog, we'll explore five effective home workouts tailored to the unique needs and schedules of busy women of color. These workouts will help you stay fit, energized, and ready to conquer daily challenges. Plus, we'll introduce you to some fantastic online classes offered by FIT & NU that can enhance your fitness journey.
Get Loose and Meditate
Prioritizing your health can be as simple as engaging in a regular stretch and recovery routine. Static stretching is a gentle yet effective way to increase joint mobility and range of motion, improve posture and limb circulation, and alleviate muscle and back discomfort. This is why we created the "Get Loose - Stretch & Recovery" class. The meditative aspect of this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with your body, find tranquility, and rejuvenate your spirit – essential for busy women of color managing hectic schedules. Join this class weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 am MT via Zoom to experience the calming and restorative effects.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts are perfect for those with limited time. These short, intense sessions can torch calories and build muscle in as little as 20-30 minutes. FIT & NU offers a fantastic HIIT class called 'HIIT Body FIT.' It's a combination of bodyweight and strength training with dumbbells, and it's available every Tuesday from 6 am to 6:40 am MT via Zoom. If you can't make it to the live class, don't worry – recordings are available via FIT Club On-Demand, allowing you to work out at your convenience.
In addition to the physical challenges, FIT & NU prioritizes mental and emotional well-being. That's why every HIIT Body FIT and Band Camp session concludes with a 5-minute guided meditation, helping you ease out of the heightened stress response triggered by the intense exercise.
Meditating promptly after a high-intensity workout delivers significant scientific benefits, particularly for a woman of color. This practice helps transition the body from the "fight or flight mode" and reduces cortisol levels, the stress hormone vital for those managing hectic schedules. Lower cortisol levels support better recovery, muscle growth, and fat loss, facilitating the body's transition from the intense exercise-induced stress response. Moreover, post-workout meditation enhances mental clarity and focus, contributing to goal attainment and overall well-being. If you can't attend the live class, don't worry – recordings are accessible via FIT Club On-Demand for your convenience.
Make fitness fun with dance cardio! Put on your favorite music and let loose in your living room. Dancing not only burns calories but also boosts your mood and creativity. FIT & NU offers DanceFIT workouts via FIT Club On-Demand. These exciting dance workouts are designed to keep you moving and grooving while staying active. Access these sessions anytime to add a touch of joy to your fitness routine.
Resistance Band Workouts
Resistance bands are affordable, portable, and versatile tools to help you build strength and tone your muscles at home. FIT & NU hosts a "Band Camp" class every Thursday from 6 am to 6:40 am. MT via Zoom. This class will guide you through effective resistance band exercises to enhance your fitness journey. Incorporating resistance training into your routine provides additional benefits, especially for women. It promotes bone health, boosts metabolism, and increases muscle definition.
As busy women of color, it's crucial to carve out time for your health and fitness. These five effective home workouts and FIT & NU's online classes offer a range of options to fit your schedule and preferences. Remember, consistency is key to achieving your fitness goals. Start with small steps, stay motivated, and celebrate your progress along the way. Your well-being is worth the investment, and FIT & NU's diverse classes will empower you to prioritize your health amid life's demands. Get moving, dancing, stretching, and strengthening – your body and mind will thank you!
Visit fitandnu.com/classes to learn more and enroll.